- Here is the newsletter for May.
Well, it looks like old man winter has finally bit the dust.
Springtime weather is coming and the days are getting longer. The
sun fees great and we can all get out and work in the gardens and
walk the winter off.
Missoula Iris Society
- DATE & TIME: Saturday,
May 4. Potluck supper
begins at 6:30 pm.
Swede and Betty Ann Gustafson. 3128
Eldora Lane. Call 251-3526 for directions.
No Program discussed.
- "FYI" NEWS
Billie Gray has called for a work
party this Saturday April 27th at Fort Iris Gardens starting at 11
am. Bring your garden tools and gloves. The work party on April
20th was a dud. Few showed. Thanks all
Margaret Sutton - With deep regret
I think the club would like to know that
Margaret Sutton died. I sent my email regrets but I will also send
a card on behalf of Region 11.....many thanks. Ann Violette
Membership Lists were passed out at
the last meeting and were mailed to everyone who was not in
Median Show May 18:
Schedule was passed out at the last meeting. If you need a copy,
contact Show chairpersons Donna Dowell at 542-1945 or Betty Ann
Gustafson at 251-3526.
Main Iris Show June 8:
Schedules will be passed out at the May meting.
Memories Story Book:
A very nice hard cover photo book has been put together by Donna
Dowell with stories and photos of long time MIS members, with
emphasis on their contributions to Missoula Iris Society and their
years of membership. Ask Donna to see the book...it's really nice.
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
- Happy birthday to Pete Addeo,
May 9th. Have a happy birthday.
REPORT as of April 24, 2013
April 1 reported balance $10638.12
1st Qtr interest income
Transfer to checking
April 24 balance $
April 1 reported balance $ 795.88
Transfer from Savings
April expenses paid
April 24 balance $
To Donna Dowell for the 2012 MIS pictorial history
book printing $ 64.45
To Southgate Mall for rental charge for the 2
upcoming shows $500.00
To Pete Addeo for 1 black and 3 color toner
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer
Betty Ann will have an update at the May meeting regarding the
Southgate Mall charges for the show. Likewise Pete Addeo can fill
you in on the expenses for the toner cartridges.
MINUTES OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY
MEETING Saturday April 6, 2013
- The meeting was called to order
by Vice President Donna Dowell at the home of Judy Blunt at 7:30
- The minutes of the March 2013
meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter Falls and
Standards by a motion from Cindy Davis; seconded by Judy Blunt. The
treasurer's report from March was also approved by a motion from
Cindy Davis, seconded by Gary Clark.
- OLD BUSINESS
- Median Show:
Discussion of the median show to be held Saturday May 18 in Penney's
Court. Set up and prepping two tables is to be Friday evening 8
p.m. Show clerks are Betty Ann, Ron Dowell.
- Main Iris Show: Discussion of the iris show to be held Saturday June 8, in Penney's
Court. Skirting would be nice for the 10 tables, but a decision has
been made not to mention it. Staging area must be cleaned up and
vacated prior to judging. Show schedule booklet is being printed by
Pete Addeo and will be available at the May meeting.
- NEW BUSINESS
- Memories Story Book:
Donna Dowell passed around a hard cover leather-bound photo book
which she put together featuring stories and photos of active
members. The stories emphasized everyone's contribution and years
of membership in MIS. Thank you, Donna. Donna mentioned that no
iris were shown in the book because all photos were lost.
- Information on showing iris:
Betty Ann passed out a two page information sheet on showing iris.
This information will be placed on the website and at the end of
- Transporting iris:
Discussion on methods used by members to transport their iris safely
to the show. Some methods include newspapers in a bucket, milk
jugs, pvc pipe in buckets of water.
- Judging credits:
Discussion on importance of paying AIS dues in a timely manner,
because Donna Dowell lost her credits toward becoming a judge
because her dues were late.
- Work party:
Billie Gray called for a Fort Gardens work party for Saturday of
April, April 20th beginning at 11 a.m. Ed and Anita
trimmed shrubs at the Fort Gardens.
- Ed and Anita are in Germany now.
- June meeting location:
Fred Frey volunteered to host the June meeting. Please bring extra
- Rhizome winner for April: Swede
- The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.
By a motion from Bob; seconded by Cindy.
- Respectfully submitted,
- Carolyn Addeo
- Rhizome winners to date: Carol
Barbian, Roger Muir, Ed Verplancke, Alverta Symes, Anita
- Cervenak, Betty Ann Gustafson,
Judy Blunt, Pete Addeo and Swede Gustafson.
- Showing Irises by Maryann
- If you grow and care for your
irises properly, you have the same chance as anyone else to bring
home a ribbon, even from your first show. It takes good culture, a
good iris, careful handling and grooming and some knowledge of what
iris judges will be looking for. The most important thing to
remember is that your specimen is judged on how it looks at the time
it is being judged, not when it was cut or what it might look like
the next day. Here are some pointers on what judges look for, as
well as a few "how to's" and "don'ts" on handling and grooming.